Artificial apple (small or medium)
Thick tacky glue
6mm red colored pony beads
Artificial leaf with stem
- Doing only a small area at a time, spread glue onto fruit.
- Place beads on glued area, one at a time with holes facing out.
- Allow glue to dry. Repeat this step until the entire fruit is covered.
- Add an artificial leaf with stem at the top.
Something to print on (paper, tote bag, t-shirt, etc.)
Paint (red, green and/or yellow)
- Cut the apple in half carefully. You may need your parents help with this. You can experiment with your apples by cutting them different ways.
- Fold a paper towel into quarters and lay it on the bottom of the styrofoam plate.
- Pour paint into the center of the paper towel. This is your stamp pad.
- Dip the cut side of the apple into the paint. Dab it around on the paper towel to wipe off excess paint, and then press it onto your project.
Clay Pot Apple
3-inch Terra Cotta Clay Pot
3-inch Terra Cotta Clay Saucer
Small Wooden Spool
Craft Foam (green)
Paint (red, green and black)
Clear Acrylic Sealer Spray
Thick Tacky Glue
- Wipe down your terra cotta pot and saucer with a damp cloth and let dry completely.
- Paint the clay pot and saucer red and let it dry. Using black paint, make a face on the pot.
- Paint the wooden spool green.
- Let your paint dry. Then, spray it with the clear acrylic sealer.
- Flip the saucer upside down and glue it in place as a hat on top of the clay pot.
- Glue the wooden spool on to the bottom of the saucer.
- Cut a small leaf shape out of fun foam and glue it to the wooden spool.
Apple Pencil Topper
Parents help required with wire cutters
Cooking Apple, medium size
2 Chenille stems (green, red or black)
Paint (red and green)
- Cut chenille stems in half and twist the two chenille stems together.
- Paint the apple with the red and green paint and allow the apple to dry.
- Twist the chenille stems around the top of your pencil.
- Glue the apple to the chenille stem.
Parents help required with knife
1 large apple; firm and not bruised
small paring knife
6 pipe cleaners
fabric scraps cut into 2.5 cm wide strips
2 straight pins or whole cloves (for eyes)
fabric scraps cut large enough to make doll's clothes
- Peel the apple, leaving the stem and a circle of peel around the stem.
- Choose the best side of the apple for the face. Carve a mouth, nose and eyes into the apple. Make your cuts fairly deep. You will need an adults help with this.
- Soak the apple in lemon juice for an hour to prevent it from browning.
- Tie the apple on a string and hang it to dry in a warm, dry place. It takes 15-30 days to dry your apple.
- Make the doll body by bending pipe cleaners together. Twist one pipe cleaner to make a circle. Cut another pipe cleaner in two to make arms. Attach these to the top of the circle. Twist two more pipe cleaners to make legs. Cut a 2.5 cm piece for the top of the circle to make a neck.
- Wrap the 2.5 cm wide fabric strips around the pipe cleaner to make a padded body. Wrap the masking tape over the fabric. Do not wrap the neck.
- When your apple is dry, gently push it onto the neck.
- Finish your apple doll by giving it eyes and gluing yarn or cotton on for hair. Dress
your doll using fabric scraps.
Apple Print Linens
Parents help required with knife
Acrylic paints in apple colors (green, red, yellow)
Purchased fabric napkins and place mats (colors; green, gold, red, yellow, brown or plaid)
Permanent red marker
- On a cutting surface, cut an apple in half, cutting from the top to the bottom and leaving the stem on one side. Be sure to cut straight and smooth so that apples can be used for printing.
- Place some paint on a paper plate. Dip the apple half with stem into the paint, saturating the apple and stem. Dab off on paper. Press where desired on a place mat of napkin. Carefully lift from the fabric. Repeat, using desired color of paint. Let paint dry.
- Use a permanent marker to write phrases or words (Good for you... An apple a day... My Apple Orchard... You are the apple of my eye...)
Parents help required with knife, peroxide and lighting candle
Apples (red, green and/or yellow)
Short taper candles
Metallic color chenille stems
- Make sure apples are fairly round. Wash and dry the apples.
- Using a knife, cut a hole in center of apple to remove core. Pour hydrogen peroxide into hole to prevent the apple from browning. Drain out peroxide. Insert a candle into the hole.
- Cut several chenille stems to lengths ranging from 6-10-inches long. String different colored beads and sequins onto the chenille stems. Curl the ends of the stems. Insert the decorated stems into the apples around the candles.
Apple Pot Holders
Parents help required with iron and sewing
Apples, sliced in half with seeds removed
9x9-inch muslin squares or any other 100% cotton fabric
9x9-inch piece of batting
Fabric paint, red, green and brown
Bias binding (tape)
- Lay out newspaper to protect your work surface. Make sure your 9x9 inch piece of fabric is free of wrinkles.
- Paint the cut edge of a dried apple half. Print 9 apples on your 9x9-inch piece of fabric. Alternate colors. Let dry.
- Paint one side of a seed brown and print on the printed apples. Let dry.
- Lay fabric face down on paper towels. On cotton setting lightly iron the fabric. This will set your design.
- Sandwich the pot-holder in the following order, top(with your painted design), batting, then backing (which can have a design on it too). Baste the edges. Place the fabrics in an embroidery hoop and sew around each apple print, stitching through all 3 layers. Sew bias tape around the edges for the finishing.
Apple Cinnamon Dough Ornaments
1/2 cup cinnamon
1/2 cup store bought applesauce
2 tbsp glitter (gold, silver or fall mix)
Apple cookie cutter or paper template
- Stir together all ingredients with a spoon until the dough becomes stiff. Use your hands to create a ball of dough.
- Place ball of dough on a sheet of waxed paper. Flatten slightly with your fingers.
- Place a second sheet of waxed paper over the top of the dough and roll out dough with a rolling pin to about 1/8 inch thick.
- Cut apple shapes from the dough. Using a pencil, carve a hole at the top of your apple so you can string it later.
- Air dry the apples on a waxed paper-covered cookie sheet for at least 24 hours or until they are completely hard.
- Thread ribbon through hole and tie into a knot or bow.
Note: If you find your dough is too runny, add a little craft glue until it becomes thick enough for you. You can add a few drops of scented oil to your dough to make your ornament smell nice.
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